HENRY R. HAMNER, LT, USN
Henry Hamner '43
Date of birth: March 13, 1922
Date of death: April 6, 1945
From the 1943 Lucky Bag:
From Wikipedia's entry:
Henry Rawlings Hamner was born 13 March 1922 in London, England. Appointed to the United States Naval Academy from Virginia, he graduated and gained his commission in June 1942. Hamner served to fit out and commission several new ships during the war, in addition to serving in the 12th Naval District and at Norfolk, Va. He was appointed lieutenant in July 1944.
Eight other men were also lost aboard USS Howorth (DD 592) on April 6, 1945 from that kamikaze attack.
In November 1945, the destroyer USS Hamner (DD 718) was named in his honor.
Horace Bayless ’45 was also lost in this attack.